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David R. Katner

Professor of Clinical Law and Felix J. Dreyfous Teaching Fellow in Juvenile Law and Director, Juvenile Law Clinic
BA, 1977, JD, 1980, Tulane University

E-mail:  dkatner@tulane.edu 
Telephone: 504.865.5156
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 130-Q


Since his graduation from law school, Mr. Katner started his own law firm and was director of the Trial Advocacy program at Tulane.  In private practice, he worked as an indigent defender, and has handled general civil and criminal cases including several death penalty cases.  He is currently on the Board of the National Association of Counsel for Children, and on the Board of the Children's Bureau; he has served on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation, and the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Services Advisory Board.  He is the faculty founder of the Tulane University Vietnamese Association, of Tulane's Collegiate Organization for AIDS Prevention, and Tulane's student chapter of the National Association of Counsel for Children.  He has served as legal advisor to the Louisiana Children's Code Project and Covenant House in New Orleans.  He sits as an ad hoc judge in Orleans Parish Juvenile Court.  He is director of the Juvenile Law Clinic, and he has taught Trial Advocacy, Legal Profession, Advanced Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Introduction to Forensic Child Psychiatry at the Medical School.  His publications may be found in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, the University of Texas' American Journal of Criminal Law, the Criminal Law Bulletin, the Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, and the Tulane Law Review.

Professor Katner's CV

Fall 2016 - Juvenile Litigation Clinic; Juvenile Advocacy Seminar
Spring 2017 - Juvenile Litigation Clinic

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Articles Book Chapter Book Chapters

Delinquency and Daycare, 4 HARVARD LAW & POLICY REVIEW 49 (2010), available at http://hlpronline.com/2010/02/katner_daycare/
Foreword:  The Legacy of Gault, 44 CRIMINAL LAW BULLETIN 302 (May-June 2008)
The Ethical Struggle of Usurping Juvenile Client Autonomy by Raising Competencyin Delinquency and Criminal Cases, 16 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERDISCIPLINARY LAW JOURNAL 293 (2007)
The Mental Health Paradigm and the MacArthur Study: Emerging Issues Challenging the Competence of Juveniles in Delinquency Systems, 32 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LAW & MEDICINE 503 (2006)
Confidentiality and Juvenile Mental Health Records in Dependency Proceedings, 12 WILLIAM & MARY BILL OF RIGHTS JOURNAL 511 (2004). This article was selected for reprinting in Representing Children, Families, and Agencies in Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Custody, and Adoption Proceedings 281 (Nat'l Assoc. of Counsel for Children, Children's Law Manual Series, 2004 ed.)
Raising Mental Health Issues – Other Than Insanity – In Juvenile Delinquency Defense, 28 AM. J. OF CRIM. L. 1 (2001)
A Defense Perspective of Treatment Programs for Juvenile Sex Offenders, 37 CRIM. L. BULL. 371; reprinted in 2 JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL MENTAL HEALTH REPORT __ (2001/2002)
Using Developmental and Mental Health Issues in Opposition to Juvenile Waivers Into Adult Criminal Courts, 4 MICH. CHILD WELFARE L. J. 3 (2000)
Coming to Praise, Not to Bury, the New ABA Standards of Practice for Lawyers Who Represent Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases, 14 GEO. J. LEGAL ETHICS 103 (2000)
The Nexus of Dependency and Delinquency: Requesting Dependency Lawyers to Handle Delinquency Cases, 3 MICH. CHILD WELFARE L. J. 2 (1999)
Raising Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Delinquency Defense: One Lawyer=s Perspective, SERVING THE NEEDS OF THE CHILD CLIENT: KEEPING PACE WITH THE PRACTICE OF LAW FOR CHILDREN 77 (Nat'l Assoc. of Counsel for Children, Children's Law Manual Series, 1998 ed.)
The Diminishing Protections of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments for Juveniles in Delinquency Cases, and Some Child Development Considerations Worth Revisiting, CHILD ADVOCACY AT A CROSSROADS 351 (Nat'l Assoc. of Counsel for Children, Children's Law Manual Series, 1996 ed.)
The Ethical Dilemma Awaiting Counsel Who Represent Adolescents With HIV/AIDS: Criminal Law and Tort Suits Pressure Counsel to Breach the Confidentiality of the Clients' Medical Status, 70 TUL. L. REV. 2311 (1996)
Selected Fundamental Issues for Non-Legally Trained Professionals Who Work With Attorneys in Representing Juvenile Victims and Offenders in Domestic Violence Cases 91 (co-authored with M. Ventrell), 23RD ANNUAL CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT SYMPOSIUM, AGGRESSION & VIOLENCE: DEVELOPMENTAL PATHWAYS (C. Henry Kempe Nat=l Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, and Dept. of Pediatrics, U.Colo. School of Medicine, 1995)
Breaching Attorney-Client Confidentiality When Representing Juveniles With AIDS, EXCELLENCE IN CHILDREN'S LAW 199 (Nat'l Assoc. of Counsel for Children, Children's Law Manual Series, 1994 ed.)
Legal Ethics and Representation of Juvenile Clients in Oklahoma, CHILDREN AND THE LAW, V-1CV-13, Pub. No. 541 (Oklahoma Bar Association) (1994)
Ethics in Juvenile Law, CURRENT ISSUES IN PEDIATRIC LAW 253 (Nat'l Assoc. of Counsel for Children, Children's Law Manual Series, 1993 ed.)
Ethical Considerations in Domestic Relations Cases Involving Child Abuse, USING THE LAW TO PROTECT CHILDREN: CURRENT ISSUES IN CHILD WELFARE LAW, ABUSE & NEGLECT (State Bar of New Mexico)(1992)
The Enhanced Ethical Obligations of Representing Juveniles, CHILDREN'S LAW UPDATE 165 (Nat'l Assoc. of Counsel for Children, Children's Law Manual Series, 1991 ed.)
Attempting to Define “Child Neglect” (co-authored by V. Barnes), CHILDREN'S LAW UPDATE 143 (Nat'l Assoc. of Counsel for Children, Children's Law Manual Series, 1991 ed.)
Addressing the Unmet Need for Counsel to Handle Delinquency As Well As Dependency Cases, 20 GUARDIAN 3 (1988)
Treatment Programs for Juvenile Sex Offenders: One Defense Lawyer's Perspective, IMPROVING THE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSE TO CHILDREN IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM (Nat'l Assoc. of Counsel for Children, Children's Law Manual Series, 2000 ed.)

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